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reviewing the numerous books and articles tom has written works on franklin, washington, jefferson, truman, fdr, american war, hamilton byrd will, the outstanding volume he produced to accompany a major 1997 pbs production liberty. of course the recent perils of peace which deals with the events after the surrender of the british at yorktown in 1781. a great personal memoir of your upbringing in jersey city which as you know is my home town as well so we have that in common. and so much more on the american revolution, the great leadership of george washington and his military struggles to achieve american independence and now the subject of tonight's conversation, the role of women in american history. we see this in fiction and nonfiction that you have produced over the years in the novels such as liberty tavern which came out in 1977 just to remind you of that, the difficulties in that book involving women of life during the american revolution. the officers' wives that came out in 1981 about three how west pointers and their wives to paraphrase about the resignation of these officers w
washington wrote a letter to a woman named sally fairfax in 1759. she was the wife of his best friend, his good friend anyway's neighbor, george william fairfax. this letter suddenly was published in the new york herald, which was at that time in 1877 when it was published it was the biggest newspaper in america. and they've called it a washington love letter. and nobody could believe that it was real at first. and then people who know a little bit about washington's life and stuff, there were some very atchison diaries published. they discovered he had written it better for month after he had become engaged to moffit custis, who was in for the the richest widow in virginia. and this caused consternation in 1877. they couldn't believe that george washington could possibly have thought for another woman. and so, it was like a suspense story as a probe to find out what happened to this letter. and it turned out that the latter never saw the light of day. it was going to be auctioned off of the mystery man body and this appeared for 60 years. and they founded by sheer accident in the files of
, they changed from yesterday. only near 20 in washington and nearby suburbs. teens around the blue ridge and shenandoah valley. these are the wind chills. winds gusting 20 to 25 miles per hour. feels like single digits. southern shenandoah valley and very charlottesville to richmond at this hour. that's the zone by the way under a winter storm warnings into the carolinas they can get heavy amounts of snow open we're on the northern ends of this storm here in the washington area. doesn't look like we'll get much. we'll have a blustery cold day today, partly cloudy with highs only near freezing and that snow moving in tomorrow and we'll have some accumulating snow with highs in the 20s. sun returns on sunday and monday. i expect for us starting about 6:00 tomorrow morning ending by 6:00 p.m. about two to four inches around the d.c. metro area. that band in the middle to the north, just a dusting. but south of fredericksburg to near charlottesville and into central virginia four to six inches. southwestern virginia they can get over 10 inches of snow from this storm. now jerry, how is the t
, it's time he starts to listen to the american people. tara mergener , cbs news, washington. >> you can see much more about the state of the union and the gop response including complete transcripts at wusa9.com. there you can also cast your vote in our web pole about the speech. >>> the president and vice president will announce $8 billion in grands to develop high speed rail service. $112million is slatedder the washington to boston corridor and 620 million is earmarked for the raleigh to washington line. it was approved as part of the economic stimulus package last year. >>> metro board members are meeting trying to decide how to deal with a $40 million short fall. there are currently four proposals on the table including adding three minutes to the wait times between trains or simply increase wait times for late-night riders five to ten minutes and another option would be to eliminate to 31 bus lines and the last is a ten cents fare charge. we asked riders who proposals they preferred. >> increased fares. >> why? >> because i think the service is necessary for everyone to be abl
of rip van winkle's -- washington irving story, rip van winkle, which i think captures some of the extraordinary changes that took place in this. in 1789 and 1815. in fact, from the revolution to the second decade of the 19th century. irving, who was conservative and conservative sensibilities, wrote the short story which i think is his most famous short story, most of you are familiar with it. in the second decade of the 19th century. i think he was trying to express some of the awesome changes that he had experienced in his own lifetime. and they've been here developed an acute sense that his native land was no longer the same place that it had been a generation earlier. he had his character, as you recall, rip weakened from a street that had begun before the revolution and had gone on for 20 years or so. and when rip enters his own village, he immediately felt lost. the building, the faces, the names are all strange and incomprehensible. the very village wrote irving was largely more populous except among the agent who was no longer tolerated. the very character of the pe
discussion with republican lawmakers. this morning on "the washington journal." we want to get your thoughts on the culture in washington. does it need to change bailout for democrats, 202-737-0002. for republicans, 202-737-0001. for independents, 202-628-0205. -- does it need to change? we begin this morning with this article, "washington culture leaves little hope for change." when asked this week, "70% believe that the government was unhealthy or in need of large reform. that is up from 43% just after the election of george w. bush. to the degree that they could send a message out of massachusetts, it was not a message to obama, it was a message about what is going on in washington. the better answer lies in the culture of the capital, where every problem is seen less as an issue to be resolved and more as a tool for a political position, where every position is automatically a failed by the other side's 24/7 political attack machine. with lawmakers failing to meet a compromise, they are failing their own party activists. this culture makes a retreat to partisan corners the safest route
peninsula. kimberly dozier in washington has more on that part of the story. story. >> reporter: this is yemeni government video of its u.s.-trained counter-terrorist teams at work. but cbs news has lshed exclusively that recent combined air and ground assaults against al qaeda in december were american-led, according to a u.s. special prayings expert who trains yemeni officers. >> that was very much something executed by the united states but with very heavy support by the yemeni government. it was cruise missile strikes, in combination with military units on the ground, but it was a very disik signal from the obama administration that they are serious in assisting yemen remove these al qaeda facilities from its soil. >> reporter: the target, al qaeda of the arabian peninsula, an affiliate of osama bin laden's group with a popular following in yemen. the yemeni offshoot claimed responsibility for the attempted airliner bombing on christmas day, but american counter-terrorist teams have been track al qaeda in yemen since the uss "cole" bombing in 2000 and the u.s. military, incl
news at noon, on your side. >> meet washington's new $35 million man. mike shanahan will officially be named the redskins' new coach this afternoon. fans in the front office will be watching to see if his five-year contract will produce similar results to his time in denver. good afternoon, everyone. i am alison starling. matt brock has a preview of the 2:00 announcement. >> it is official. mike shanahan will be the new redskins coach. from the moment his name was whispered, fans thought perhaps he would help revive the team from its dismal performance. >> you cannot do worse. >> the deal was sealed late yesterday with a celebratory dinner at the palm restaurant in tyson. shanahan and his wife was there with the owner and the team's new general manager. >> it is great to be here. >> this brings -- generated a joke or two. shanahan paycheck, no punchline. it is serious money. $35 million over five years and his son, kyle, comes -- becomes offensive coordinator. the real problem with this team is its owner. that dan snyder interferes too much with a football. under this new contract,
from the nation's capital this is "washington journal." host: alive the picture from the floor of the washington ought to show at the convention center. lots of new car models to look at. the focus on alternative fuels, and plenty of executives and officials. we will learn all about the decisions washington makes and their impact on the auto industry. in the meantime president obama is set to propose a freeze on a portion of federal spending today. it could dramatically curtail his legislative ambitions. we want to get your thoughts. he will talk about it on the state of the union address tomorrow. here is the headline on the story. obama to propose a freeze on spending. the subhead it goes this way -- deficit reduction campaign. the white house says the three- year plan could save much money over time. if you look at the lead to the wall street journal did put it this way, there subhead says the white house plan applies to only 17% of spending and will have a small impact on the deficit. here is their leader -- president obama proposes to have a three-year in federal spending
in 2010. >> reporter: back in washington, democrats echoed tt. >> jobs, jobs, and jobs. >> reporter: but democrats are still pushing health care reform, vowing to crash gates and jump fences. >> that doesn't work, we'll parachute in, but we're going to get health care reform passed for the american people. >> reporter: if it sounds after the state of the union like the same obama agenda, it is. >> last night, he didn't reinvent himself. >> reporter: republicans agree and complain. >> there was nothing last night in the president's speech to indicate that there was any willingness to sit down and work together. >> reporter: barack obama admits he's back in campaign mode, fighting, he says, for working folks. >> that's why i ran for the state senate. that's why i ran for the u.s. senate. that's why i ran for president. to fight for people here in tampa and people here in florida. >> reporter: obama 2010 is sounding a lot like obama '08. a key difference is his focus on jobs and leading democrats today promised the president will get a jobs bill soon. live from the hill, i'm steve hand
>>> good morning. from washington to wall street, with main street on the mind, the president promising to take on the devastation. >> despite our hardships, our union is strong. we do not give up. we do not quit. we do not allow fear or division to break our spirit. in this new decade, it's time the american people get a government that matches their decency, that embodies their strength. >> today, americans and the markets react. we'll have complete coverage, plus a flurry of corporate reports today, like proctor & gamble, 3m, ford and more. and i'm back in the studio, but becky is still reporting live from davos against this morning. beck. >> that is right, joe. everything from president obama's state of the union address through the corporate headlines. the biggest names in business and politics, we're watching it all from here and we're commenting throughout the day. "squawk box" begins right now. >> this is a special presentation of "squawk box" with joe kernen, becky quick reporting live from davos, switzerland, and carl quintanilla on capitol hill. >> good morning and
on the future of the hybrid and electric car industry. "washington journal" is next. . . . the president's efforts to give the economy on track. that is this morning from "the washington post." the report breaking this morning about a plane crashed in the route, "the new york times" online have the story about the airplane crashing near beirut in stormy weather. officials said that 82 passengers and eight crew members were on board. we will update the information as we get it. ruth, democratic line. caller: i am not quite sure if we ever did what we were promising. to try and help people who were in trouble with their mortgages. i think that we took the wrong approach to begin with. so many people that were out of their homes. the fact ripples through the economy. -- the of fact ripples through the economy. let's help -- bethe effedctct te riffles through the economy. if the loan was renegotiated to what it was really worth, they can afford it, but the communication that happening. host: or you hit by the mortgage crisis at all? caller: i was not, i have a system set up with my children.
will discuss how and why the fed was created. "washington journal" is next. ♪ host: two democratic senators are opting not to run for 2010. christopher dodd of connecticut, and the senator from north dakota. bill ritter from colorado also will not run. good morning, everyone on this wednesday, january 6. we begin with the healthcare debate and caecilians request to have access to the negotiations. c-span ceo brian lamb wrote a letter on december 30 to the house leader saying that now it moves to the critical stage we respectfully request that you allow the public full access through television. this has sparked some headlines this morning in newspapers. i want to show you the headlines from roll-call this morning. that is in newspapers this morning as well. we heard a response yesterday from house speaker nancy pelosi's and senate majority leader harry reid also putting out a statement. politico this morning, the live pulse section, has this to say about the request for tv access. "and c-span standing as a trusted non-partisan player gives republicans more ammo to hit democrats with." we wa
it. host: thank you for your call. in the op ed section of " washington times -- of "the washington times" this morning "democrats keeping health care secrets away from the public. it might be a new year, but congressional democrats are planning the same old sorts of sleazy tactics in their bid to take over america's health-care system. congressional republicans, especially in the senate, should lot let them get away with it. transparency and ethics should be republican rallying cries, and obstruction on those grounds should be a point of pride. by now it's almost right to complain that president obama repeatedly has broken his campaign pledge to broadcast negotiations on c-span so that american people and see what the choices are. that does not make that point invalid. for legislation that could so profoundly and personally affected the lives of every american, congress and the white house should be more transparent and accessible than ever before. instead, the process has been secretive and sorted throughout ." salisbury, maryland. that morning. -- good morning. your thoughts on t
and 7:00 a.m. in washington we're in a few hours president obama will discuss major changes in the way american security services operate in the wake of the failed airline bombing. an al qaeda double agent was a responsible for blowing up seven cia officers and one jordanian at their afghan base last week. more on that in a moment, but first a report on a president who wants answers. >> this is one flight that probably didn't enforce the new security rules, but the president returned from his holiday knowing it is down to him to keep america safe, and he has work to do. first, mr. obama had a lengthy meeting with his top counterterrorism adviser, john brennan, leading the inquiry about how this airplane came so close to blowing up in the sky. the secretary of state will be one at the height meeting -- high-level meeting at the white house. >> we are looking to see if whether the procedures need to be changed, upgraded. we will be meeting with the president to go over our internal reviews and hear what others in our government also have concluded and to take whatever additional steps ne
for the day, washington 46. 41 in denver. 60 in l.a. 77 in tampa and miami. i'm reynolds look fwolf for hln. >>> we live our lives online, buying plane tickets, paying bills. why not fitness? we asked them to look at the coolest new online fitness tools. check outfitness orbit, real life fitness trainer online. >> i like the fact you can pick the activity level you're in. whether you have a desk job, a frequent traveler. >> reporter: your trainer can adjust your fitness goals on a daily basis. if nutrition is more your focus, check out an online meal plan you. >> the option of choosing from fast food, home cooked meals and each meal type opg, that's an emphasis on healthy choices. >> reporter: it comes complete with recipes, shopping list and cost per meal calculator. if all you feed is a little inspiration, a free healthy tips e-mail called healthy mondays may be your one-stop shop. >> i think healthy mondays is a great program used in conjunction with ornishtives. >> reporter: healthy monday is a free tool but the other two come with membership fees. >>> a woman who survived the devastati
in pakistan today, and said they've been tortured. the men-- all young muslims from the washington, d.c., area-- have been in custody since december on suspicion of planning attacks inside pakistan. as their prison van drove by reporters, they shouted, "we're being tortured." prison officials and police refuted those claims. the president of ukraine, victor yushchenko, was eliminated from that country's presidential contest over the weekend. he was one of the architects of the so-called "orange revolution" five years ago, but won only 5% in the first round of voting. opposition leader viktor yanukovich, who lost the presidency to yuschenko in 2005, had the lead. his closest challenger was prime minister and orange heroine yulia tymoshenko. they will face each other in a runoff set for february 7. in chile, sunday's presidential election brought the first political shift to the right since general augusto pinochet's dictatorship ended in 1990. sebastian pinera, a billionaire conservative, won almost 52% of the runoff vote. his supporters rallied in streets across the country. pinera campaigned
northwest washington where the meeting is takes place. >> reporter: good morning. the metro board has a very busy agenda today. they're going to be discussing the budget and fare hikes and it does appear that fare hikes are inevitable. they're also getting a new chairman, peter benjamin. benjamin announced a while ago he's asked the department of transportation to look at what metro's doing about safety and to offer recommendations. we are apparently having difficulty with that tape here but, a very, very full agenda for metro's board. a lot of interest in exactly what's going to happen with regard to the budget. metro is facing a $40 million budget shortfall and that's just for this year. they have to close that gap and one of the things that they are looking at, they are actually looking at a couple of different options, fare hikes as well as the possibility of kufting servi cutting service. peter benjamin will take over today as the chairman of metro's board. he takes the reins at a time of great challenge, both fiscal and operational. the investigation into tuesday's deadly accident that
dollars cash, when you open an account. >>> i'm john harwood on capitol hill in washington. i've just left an on-the-record briefing with house speaker nancy pelosi a much more optimistic tone to getting to pass the health care bill with certain changes that would ab agreed to. that is a positive sign for the vote count on prospect for president obama's health kay plan. no guarantee that the senate would go along with this strategy but she said this is all doable after we passasm these changes in the affordability other the cadillac tax and the special deal for nebraska, we can get this done in the house of representatives. good sign for president obama and, simon, i'll send it off to you on the floor. >> thank you very much. closing out a market that has rallied today. tonight's speech by president obama, absolutely key for banks and for health care stocks. as we stand at the moment, having rallied through so much of the uzir information today. now down 2% potentially for the month overall. [ closing bell ringing ] >>> you're watching a special edition of the "closing bell" from the world
. >> just a little bit earlier. the bbc adam brooks in washington gave us the latest. >> credible reports here in washington sources to people in the intelligence community which tells us that the suicide bomber was actually invited on to the base by the c.i.a. as part of an intelligence gathering operation. we don't have all of the details yet, but it seems that he wasn't searched when he went on to the base, and that's how the explosives got through. it seems at this point that this may have been an intelligence gathering operation that went wrong and the informant dressed in military uniform as we think he was may have actually have been posing as somebody who was bringing information to the c.i.a. when in fact he was an insurgent. >> adam, oversea agent operatives work with a certain level of risk and they work in close quarters with afghans. that's part of the strategy going forward. is this likely to change anything, do you think? >> it's a very serious blow for the c.i.a. a lot of experience, a lot of wisdom have vanished with those lives today in the blast. c.i.a. operations in af
.m. in washington where intelligent chiefs will this morning begin to make amends after stinging criticism from president obama that they failed to stop last month's attempted to bomb an american airliner. the director of national intelligence dennis blair says the intelligence community had to boost efforts to prevent new mr. obama had earlier told senior officials that the failure to anticipate the attack was a screw up. from washington, -- >> after learning what his intelligence team knew about the christmas a bomb plot and when they knew it, president obama was clearly not happy. >> u.s. government has sufficient information to have uncovered the plot and potentially disrupt the christmas day attack. some of our intelligence community failed to connect those doctors, which would have placed the suspect on the no-fly list. >> farouk of -- oman for root abdulmutallab was put on a bird did -- different watch lists. he was able to board of this plane carrying hidden explosives. >> it is increasingly clear that intelligence was not fully analyzed or fully leverage. that i not acceptable and i wi
afternoon, all the way overnight, and now it's just 29 in washington. upper 20s in prince george's, arlington, fairfax, montgomery counties, and all around the region, just below freezing. it's right near the freezing mark right now at quantico. they're at 32. elsewhere, we're under 30 degrees. these are the windchills they're down in the teens to near 10 degrees in a few locations. windchill in washington, now 17. that's with a wind gust of 29 miles per hour. the winds have increased a little bit from earlier this morning. we've had gusts 25 to 30 miles per hour. out of the mountains, temperatures only in the teens right now. their windchills are down to near zero. and the snow showers that we have seen crossing the appalachians and move into west virginia have begano reach parts of the shenandoah valley and the panhandle of west virginia, a few passing snow showers there. the rest of the day, partly sunny, maybe a flurry or passing snow shower. highs only reaching the freezing mark. and this cold weather is going to be around for the rest of the week and into next weekend. deta
, causing delays." also this morning in "the washington post" it says "than the eye and he the." they have a chart in terms of numbers. major deployment is the headline. "u.s. armed forces are sending thousands of troops and supplies to haiti. 7500 personnel expected to arrive today. 130,000 food rations airlifted. 250,000 liters of water delivered on saturday." we will read more on this story. we want to get to our question for you. based on an opinion piece from "the washington post" what has changed in 50 years. 50 years ago, just across the river from the nation's capital, children of african descent, including many whose ancestors worked the land for george washington, were being bused far from their neighborhoods to maintain segregated school systems. interracial marriage was prohibited. in arlington and fairfax counties, lunch counters generally expected black customers to order carry out only. in parts of the district and its suburbs, housing discrimination created what activist called "a white news" around the inner city. the washington redskins had not a single black player." tex
and across the country, listen to c-span radio in washington on 90.1 fm, 1 xm satellite radio. c-span radio, covering washington like no other. >> of reaping now on counterterrorism efforts in yemen. secretary clinton will be meeting with arab leaders. daniel benjamin speaks with reporters, followed by a spokesman p.j. crowley. this is about 45 minutes. >> good afternoon and welcome to the department of state. this week secretary clinton will travel to london. she will leave tomorrow night and will participate on wednesday in an international meeting on yemen, and then thursday at the international conference on afghanistan. but i thought to kind of put our current relationship with yemen into context and the ongoing efforts to work with yemen on security, we thought it would be a good time to bring to the briefing room ambassador at large and coordinator for counter-terrorism here at the state department dan benjamin, just to get a little background on this. and i am sure you might have some questions on activities over the weekend as well. so with that, we will start off with dan benjamin
. washington center for internships and academic seminars hosts this event that he speaks for an hour. >> is my time to welcome our first guest speakers today, juan zarate. zarate, to the inside washington weeklong seminar, congress and the obama presidency. this program is one that brings to washington undergraduate students from all over the united states. i've been associated with this program as faculty director for about 10 years. and this is a program which is very dear to my heart. and we have consistently had some of the best, most authoritative speakers available. and cerda, this is true of juan zarate. there is a scene in the 1975 movie about the watergate invasion, all the presidents men. and there's a meeting in an underground washington garage and watch how holbrook, playing an informant known by the name of deep throat, tells robert redford playing bob warburg, the "washington post" reporter, that if he wants to find out who is responsible for the water great burglary, at democratic party headquarters, at the watergate, you should follow the money. well, we have some here today wh
a "the washington post." the administration requested to the $92 million in aid for haiti including $33 million for improving government services and $62 million for economic growth. orlando, fla., on the independent line. caller: geographically in haiti is right on our doorstep. the issue is to get the supplies there as quickly as possible to the suffering people. it has been three days. i understand the airport is congested and there is destroyed infrastructure. i believe that there is an aircraft carrier coming with helicopters. host: yes, according to a "the wall street journal," is another aircraft carrier on its way. caller: this was a war maneuver, believe me, that aircraft carrier would have been there. the supplies would have been lowered down to the people. i have one more comment. the caller from arkansas that says it is not our responsibility to foot the bill, if he is a christian what about being your brother's keeper? is it more convenient to cherry pick? host: leesburg, va., on our life for democrats. caller: first, i think we should write off the pat robertson comment be
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. there will be improvements to the amtrak northeast corridor which links washington, new york, and boston. the president has brought vice president biden with them. mr. biden, of course, a champion of rail travel who rode amtrak himself from wilmington, delaware into washington for years and years. the president said in his "state of the union address" that it is simply unacceptable that europe and asia have high-speed rails and the u.s. does not. the projects here in florida expected to eventually create 23,000 jobs, but the key word there is eventually. $8 billion is not really enough money to complete even one high-speed rail project. it is only now to do the planning, development, some of the land acquisition. the real jobs back, the track playing jobs, the clearances and stuff may be years away. this will provide, however, some immediate stimulus money for general electric and more than two dozen other companies. some of those companies will be foreign companies, including hitachi. trace: isn't that what the republicans are complaining about? too much spending and not enough saving? >> reporter: and th
before the botched attack. live in washington. what do we know about that last phone conversation? >> well excuse me shannon that report suggests that that final phone call is really what triggered the father into action. abc news reporting that the suspect in that call warned his father it would be his last contact with the family and that the people he was with in yemen were about to destroy his sim card. the father reportedly contacted they skbrer yan -- nigerian officials who took him directly to the cia chief in nigeria's capital. state department confirms immediately passed on some information about sri lankan -- umar farouk abdulmutallab to other em be as and i intelligence official told fox that the cia's desk began preparing a fuller report on the suspect but that was never completed or disseminated before the christmas day attack shannon. shannon: we know president obama has gotten some preliminary reports back the reviews he wanted to see do we know anything about the changes he's being urged to make? >> shannon the president got that report series of brefgs and confere
at the white house several times. elsewhere in washington this afternoon, a discussion on u.s. policy toward afghanistan, ambassador richard holbrooke will be speaking about the administration's policy. he had to afghanistan and pakistan next week. we will have live coverage of his comments in just over an hour at 2:30 p.m. eastern on c- span2. and then tom vilsack here at the state department here in washington. a set -- a special briefing about the agriculture system in afghanistan. >> american icons, three original documentaries from c- span now available on dvt. a unique journey through the iconic homes of the three branches of american government. see the exquisite detail of the supreme court. go beyond the velvet ropes of public tours of the white house, america's most famous home. and explore the history, art, and architecture of the capital. american icons, a three disk dvd set. it is $24.95 plus shipping and handling. it is available at c-span.org /stohr. >> several political retirement an announcement over the last couple of days. representative chris murphy of connecticut sounds a
and promised to move forward. tara mermgner is in washington with details. >> reporter: well, the president had a lot riding politically on that speech. last neat he called for cooperation and support. president obama's top priority this year is getting millions of americans back to work. >> i want a jobs bill on my desk without delay. >> reporter: after devoting much of her first state of the union address to the issue, he'll drive home the message today in tampa, florida. he'll announce $8 billion in grants for high speed rail development, expected to create thousands of new jobs. >> we can put americans to work today building the infrastructure of tomorrow. >> reporter: several ideas for job growth came up last night, among them ending tax breaks if companies that move jobs overseas and using the $30 billion in bailout money repaid by wall street banks to boost lending if for small businesse. the president also touched on the monster definite sit, announcing a task force to tackle it and proposing a freeze on some government spending. >> families across the country are tightening their belt
call now or visit lifelock.com. ♪ jim zorn is out as head coach of the washington redskins. janet napolitano still in as head coach of homeland security. he lost some gains and lost his job. she could have lost a lot more and keeps hers. welcome, everybody on the old cavuto. happy new year. one is a game and the other increasingly looking like one as the white house continues to promise action on getting to the bottom of a systemic breakdown in security that almost brought down a plane on christmas day but that has yet to bring down any administration official right to this day even though former senator alphonse suggests a way we could do it. you have an idea. >> i certainly do. let me say this to you. number one, napolitano not just because of this incident and the breakdown but because after the breakdown place comes out, she rushes out to say well, the system worked. that demonstrates a total lack of understanding. that demonstrates i want to try to put out a political statement to cover it up as opposed to what the president said that this was a systemic failure and that is w
. the washington, d.c. area, you can imagine with all the government jobs being created and the companies serving the government has been a very strong job market. >> yeah. the journal this morning, rents in d.c. are now topping rents in new york, which is sort of a sad twist but says a lot about our economy. quick question on the mobility thing. i saw numbers yesterday about how the inability to sell your house is hampering people's ability to take a job, even if they get one, right? >> absolutely. in the beginning of 2009 when we were losing so many jobs and the housing market was terrible, we saw circumstances where people just couldn't relocate. they couldn't get out of the house they were in to relocate. that's improved substantially. people are in a better position now to get out of the homes they're in and to relocate. there are certainly still parts of the country where that is still a very difficult prop sig. but as a systemic issue, that's improved through the end of 2009. >> is it your gut that we will see perhaps another negative jobs number in the months to come? >> you know, i don't
to talk about voter frustrations and the president will say there's something wrong with washington which sounds fine but for many, specifically democrats, they'll say you have to include yourself in that and you're mostly blaming us, democrats in congress. house democrats believe they've made a lot of important votes on bank regulation, jobs bill, healthcare and energy and it's died in the senate. the friction between democrats is something the president has to reconcile in the speech or going forward if the agenda has chance to survive. the president will talk to republicans and say yes, you won a seat in ma massachusetts and have 41 seats. you have responsibility and accountability to help, not just to say we don't have 60 votes to stop you so we have no responsibility. the president will say you have a greater responsibility to help me solve some problems. >> for most of the month we wondered went the speech would occur because the white house thought healthcare would be done. now healthcare will play second fiddle. >> or way, way in the back of the orchestra. right now the only focus
northwest washington. >> reporter: it was a bitter cold day but some refused to stay inside. >> it's a beautiful day. sun is out. and i come from michigan so to me this isn't really that cold. >> reporter: these flag football teams were going to play no matter what. but they admit they would trade the cold and wind for sun and heat any day. >> we preper to play in the hot weather. but, you know, on a day like today you have to run the ball and tough it out. >> reporter: even tourists were stunned by the blast of frigid weather. some ventured out on segways. >> my wife made the reservation. we didn't know it would be as cold as it was, especially windy. once we got here and got to ride them it was a lot of fun. you get to see a lot of things here in washington quickly. >> reporter: whe it gets this cold it can be dangerous. the arlington street people network is staying open 24 hours a day this weekend. >> then you can offer them additional services to help them move, hopefully from living on the streets to housing which is really our intent. >> reporter: the shelter is providing ho
has. but one of your critics, you will recognize his name, sebastian, "washington post" columnist. >> he's described you i believe as a conspiracy theorist, and what he says that these documents are emphasis on the corporatocracy, and he's essentially saying there is no grand scheme among corporations, government to kind of rule the world as you suggest. i know that national security agency has also come out with a kind of warning, essentially the same morning, do not read john perkins. but of course, all these warnings cause more people to redo and make make you more successful. can you talk about the resistance you've met in any way, and what you do to kind of me that resistance? >> yeah, you know, i guess the first half would be to go back a bit and say after it's not been an economic hitman i started to write "confessions" several times and i contacted other economic hitman and jackals and get their story. and i received threats, sir's threats. my daughter was born in 82. it was during that time, and at the same time i was offered a huge bribe, half a million dollars, by big e
," president obama's now back in washington amidst new fears about our counterterror system. >> terrorists are smart. they know where security is good, they know where security is lax. >>> plus, the fight started by dick cheney, the obama administration is hitting back hard. >> either the vice president is willfully mischaracterizing this president's position both in terms of language he uses and the actions he's taken, or he's ignorant of the facts. >>> the new effort in airports around the world. there will be additional screenings for passengers headed to the u.s. from muslim countries and cuba. meanwhile, the aclu argues against body scanners. >> i think their argument is absolute nonsense. we now have body scanners which show simply an outline of the body. >>> also, rush limbaugh's praising the medical treatment he received in hawaii, and is ignoring the fact his health came from union nurses and staff and a state system that some lawmakers call the most liberal in the country. >>> the deep freeze across much of the nation. when will the midwest and east coast finally see some relief?
made a surprise visit over the weekend. it comes as president obama is returning to washington right now from his hawaiian vacation. steps up focus on what he sees as an emerging threat. >> the investigation into the christmas day incident continues. and we're learning more about the suspect. we know he travelled to yemen. it appears that he joined an affiliated of al qaeda and that this group, al qaeda in the ararian peninsula, chatrained h and equipped him with explosives. i've made it a priority to building strengthen our partnership with the yes, ma'me government. >> a lot of politicizing of some events. we'll get to later. richard engel here with new information on the cia attack on afghanistan. >> yeah, i got a call, i guess it was friday. >> um-hum. >> from somebody in the cia that was very upset at the reporting. don't believe what you read in the newspaper about how some guy penetrated the barriers and rushed into a cia room and blew himself up. this was a nightmare, a double agent, what we've been afraid of for years, and you heard the same thing and this is new. >> actuall
. coming up next, we'll get to next. here is the inside of the "washington post" is corporate bernanke urges financial regulation to prevent crisis. neil r. when writing about the speak and we will show you some of mr. bunning to his comments on sunday. speaking at an annual meeting of the academic economists. bernanke laid out a case that interest-rate policy was at best a modest contributor for over inflation of home prices. one thing, there were home bubbles in many countries around the world, even many that were not as loose with a monetary policy. such countries as britain, new zealand and sweden had tighter monetary policy. yet their home prices rose more, and monetary policy explained only 5 percent of the variation in home prices in those country. to maryellen a. good morning on our republican line. welcome. >> caller: good morning. i would like to comment on the people, the politicians this morning, that we are fighting, like with republicans and democrats. and whether our citizen works off of our attitude. and the country has got a bad attitude that if we just change that, we
bureau chief for the "washington post." i was able to explore to rome to ask questions. and i also asked myself, how did he get this way? this begin a long research effort to roll back the clock to the 1980's, a. i had covered in washington as a white house correspondent for the "washington post" and to understand how the fissile material, the passage in the chemicals not so widely spread. and in the process of the research, i got very lucky one day. i discovered the papers from the kremlin of the college the nebbish vitae. mr. could type with a professional staff member who passed away in 2001 boat doing my research i found he had left behind a large amount of documents from the time he served unessential member on the staff ready with on the defense department which was responsible for the entire industrial military complex. and mr. katayev was one of those fellows who lived by the power of his pencil and it's been. he filled dozens of large note works with notes every day of technical details, think that it happened in the kremlin, arms control, weapons decision. and what is so fascin
how much the democrats are going to lose in congress. scene of about washington, d.c. what about afghanistan itself? there are four issues, and they are not totally linked, and is afghanistan, pakistan, taliban, and outside of. i do not have time to get into pakistan, but it will probably depend on internal factors. in terms of afghanistan, let me repeat that we do not have any vital interest in afghanistan. we do not have any vital interest except domestic national security. that is why we are in afghanistan. we're looking closely to yemen. 10 years ago we would have been looking at the sudan, so you can see we do not have any vital interest in afghanistan itself except for domestic national security interests. that leads to the next question. what is the threat here in the united states and the west? i have done a survey of all of the al qaeda plots in the last 20 years since the creation of al qaeda. there has been no outsider insurgents as trumpeted three years ago even by some people on this panel. there have been only two lots with 2 al qaeda, and probably in new york -- tw
in baltimore. cnbc chief washington correspondent john harwood, give us the lowdown, john. >> reporter: dennis, the president's trying to follow through on the outreach to republicans he had in the state of the union address. now, i think in all candor, we have to say that neither side expects very much to come from this. because there's big philosophic disagreements. the president did not get support from republicans on the stimulus plan. he's got a big ambitious agenda. here's one reason why the president has a strong hand, though, in that discussion as an individual leader. look at this -- these numbers from the new nbc wall street journal poll about who the public holds responsible for the lack of action in washington. 27% say president obama, 41% say congressional democrats, but most of all, 48% say congressional republicans. now -- >> that's more than 100%, doesn't it? >> reporter: no, no, that's -- each person is asked to give an assessment, and it's not -- no, it's not supposed to total up to 100%. >> let's listen in to the president. >> thank you so much. thank you. thank you. thank y
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in the best interests of our state and the country to go to washington to address these issues. i hope that as a nation and, we can do better in the future -- and as a commonwealth that we can do better in the future. i will continue to fight in address them here but everyone in massachusetts who cares about these issues. for me and for you, it the campaign comes to an end. there is plenty of work to do here is massachusetts. we will always remember our trip they senator ted kennedy and his words, "the work begins anew. the hope rises again. the dream lives on." thank you. thank you. [chanting "martha"] ♪ ♪ tonight is going to be a good night ♪ in [applause] thank you so much. what a great day. thank you very much. [cheering] [chanting "go scott, go"] >> thank you so much what a great reception. i bet they can hear this sharing of the way in washington, d.c. -- charing all the way in washington, d.c. >> [cheering] >> thank you. thank you. yes, i did this morning. thank you. i hope they are playing close attention. tonight the independent voice in massachusetts has spoken. from sp
of the washington capitals. our analyst joining me now. >> in a way it is. i expect the best player to be the captain. i think they did the right thing. >> reporter: there were other names like brooks and knuble. >> without a doubt he's the best player every night and i think it's a no-brainer. >> reporter: can he lead this team inside the locker room? is he a vocal leader? >> from everything i'm told he's the vocal leader. he's the guy they follow and he's the guy that stance stands up and he will always stand up and be counted. a greatert great leader with rob. he did his leading on the ice. >> reporter: i was told alex wanted to be the leader but it was important, heaved i want to be the captain but only if my teammate want me to. >> he wants his teammates to respect him and he wants to be the leader. he's a leader every night on the ice and there's absolutely no doubt he should be the go-to- guy. >> semyon varlamov out for for an injury. ninety fourith to make a start. jose theodore is disappointed he doesn't get to play not to mention one of his former teams. >> neurith has
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"washington journal" is next. . . host: we will show you some of the comments this morning. we will ask you about whether more regulation is needed to prevent financial excess. the numbers to call, for democrats, 202-737-0002. for republicans, 202-737-0001. for independents, 202-628-0205. make sure that you turn down your television or radio when you call in. if you have called in within the last 30 days, give others a chance to call this morning. you can also send us an e-mail or contact enforce those regulations on the books. off of the subject a little bit, i wish to those republicans would have their sons and granddaughters in the marine corps. host: marion, illinois. you are next. ben bernanke urges prevention of crisis. we will show you some of his comments from sunday when he spoke at an annual meeting for the academic economics annual meeting association. open-" policy -- "policy was at best for home prices. for one thing, there were many home price bubbles in many parts of the world. new zealand and sweden had tighter monetary policy, yet their home prices rose a more
to the president's address live on their iphone with the c-span radio app. each year the washington center brings thousands of students to washington, d.c. to experience the workings of our government firsthand. this weekend, they will discuss politics, government, and their futures. "q&a" cited night at 8 on c- span. >> this weekend on the communicators, former senator and now head of the national association of broadcasters gordon smith on the sec -- fcc plan to expand the broadcast spectrum and what it might mean for broadcasters. saturday on c-span. now today's state department briefing. topics included relief efforts in haiti and u.s. relations with yemen. also, secretary of state clinton's recent remarks calling for china to reveal the bulls allegations that government sentience ship -- 's allegations about censorship. he spoke for an hour. >> i am try to get toing to getc ross down here. i'm delighted to have an opportunity to do that. he will be accompanied by fema administrator craig fugate. dr. shaw will be getting his second firsthand look at the u.s. operations there. he will meet wit
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